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Taylor Swift Reveals She Suffered From An Eating Disorder in New Documentary

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Taylor Swift is known for not only her hit songs but her tall, slim figure as well. Swift always comes off as super confident and for years she dominated the charts while capturing the hearts of seemingly everyone in America. However, none may have guessed that her sought-after figure was the result of private, body image issues that the country-turned-pop singer was dealing with. In her new, Netflix documentary, "Miss Americana," she shares a few details about the eating disorder she dealt with and her thought process on her body.

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Swift Battled Issues with Body Image

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Swift initially wasn't sure if she would ever be able to discuss what she went through. “I didn’t know if I was going to feel comfortable with talking about body image and talking about the stuff I’ve gone through in terms of how unhealthy that’s been for me — my relationship with food and all that over the years,” she told Variety. She also explained that a lot of her issues stemmed from comments made during photo shoots and general commentary on her figure from the public as well.

She's Still Not 100 Percent Confident Speaking On It

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Swift felt it was necessary to include the struggles that she went through in her documentary even though she was a bit hesitant to do so. "I’m not as articulate as I should be about this topic because there are so many people who could talk about it in a better way. But all I know is my own experience. And my relationship with food was exactly the same psychology that I applied to everything else in my life: If I was given a pat on the head, I registered that as good. If I was given a punishment, I registered that as bad,” she said.

Fame Impacted Her View of Her Body

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Her place in the spotlight impacted how she began seeing herself. “I remember how, when I was 18, that was the first time I was on the cover of a magazine. And the headline was like ‘Pregnant at 18?’ And it was because I had worn something that made my lower stomach look not flat. So I just registered that as a punishment,” Swift revealed in the documentary. She also said that people in the industry would comment on her weight and this would impact how she saw herself.

She's Willing to Reveal More Truths

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The film's director Lana Wilson also spoke on how we view women's bodies in the media. “You can also just not notice people being really skinny, because we’re all so accustomed to seeing women on magazine covers who are unhealthy-skinny, and that’s become normalized," she told Variety.

Swift also elaborated on how this impacted her music career. “I thought that I was supposed to feel like I was going to pass out at the end of a show, or in the middle of it. Now I realize, no, if you eat food, have energy, get stronger, you can do all these shows and not feel (enervated)," she says in the film. However, Swift is now more confident and doesn't mind that she's a size 6 and honestly, we couldn't be happier.

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